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Title New Jersey Long-Term Care Ombudsman - Volunteer Advocate Program
Town Trenton
Phone (609) 826-5053
Website www.nj.gov/ltco
Info The NJ Long-Term Care Ombudsman (NJLTCO) provides advocacy to people living in long-term care facilities and investigates allegations of abuse and neglect to those facilities. Volunteer Advocates undergo 32 hours of training in communications, observation, and troubleshooting skills are required to show an experienced volunteer before being assigned to a facility. Once assigned to a facility, volunteer Advocates spend at least four hours a week visiting residents, listening to their concerns and troubleshooting problems with the facility administration. The program is state-wide, and anyone over the age of 21 who is interested in volunteering can email Deirdre Mraw at Deirdre.Mraw@ltco.nj.gov or call her at 609-826-5058. Or check out the NJTLO website at www.nj.gov/ltco to sign up.